I always have SOME kind of green smoothie for my breakfast. The ability to get a shot of veggies and protein first thing, in an easy to drink shaker bottle, that is ready (including clean up) in less than five minutes is too hard to beat.
This green smoothie looks NOTHING like it tastes – so give it a try and trust your nose and tastebuds, not your eyes.
- 2 tablespoons PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- 2 large fist sized clumps fresh raw spinach
- 5-10 baby carrots
- One half of a frozen medium banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- A splash of water
In your blender add all of your ingredients EXCEPT the water. At first, especially if you aren’t used to green smoothies, you’ll want to go lighter on your veggies. As you get more and more comfortable with the taste, you can fill that sucker up with veg.
For your water, you’ll want to only add a little bit of water at first, then try blending to get your ratio right. I normally add about 1/2 a cup of water or more, but I’m also using A LOT of veggies, so your mileage may vary.
This recipe will work with a fresh banana, but the frozen ‘nana and extra cold water will definitely make it better.